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  • The Broken Hearts Gallery

    The Broken Hearts Gallery

    ★★★

    The Broken Hearts Gallery is an enjoyable RomCom thanks to Viswanathan & Montgomery's performances. There are plenty of cheesy & clichéd moments, but that part of the fun with a film like this. The pop-stuffed soundtrack is decent, albeit a tad conventional. I found the friends & the art-scene setting a little eye-roll inducing, but that's just personal taste. There are a few issues with pacing & editing, particularly the banal text/ social media inclusions, but it's a solid film overall.

  • In Fabric

    In Fabric

    ★★½

    I can't decide if In Fabric is pretentious or just dumb. The blend of horror and comedy never worked for me, offering mild tension via a synth-esque soundtrack and the occasional wry dialogue exchange. For 2 long hours, I was subjected to oddball side-characters with almost zero agency to the plot and a Dress that's more sensitive than a Guardian reader. Jean-Baptiste delivers a good performance, but the film doesn't achieve anything by way of convincing commentary nor entertainment.

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  • Yes, God, Yes

    Yes, God, Yes

    ★★★

    Dyer delivers a good performance, but Yes, God, Yes is a superficial film on a deeper topic. American Catholicism is portrayed akin to Evangelicalism (which rings true), focusing on the misinformation, hypocrisy & gaslighting required to breed zealotry as it preys on the young, needy & gullible. Some standard high-school drama & a wise lesbian advising Dyer to move to the coast and that's the film. Boe reprises her role as a girl with an emotional void. Decent but the film looks & feels pallid.

  • Bad Boys for Life

    Bad Boys for Life

    ★★★

    Well at least the action was better this time. Bad Boys for Life is still a disappointing entry in a disappointing franchise. The plot is ridiculous and shares unfortunate similarities to Smith's Gemini Man that was released 3 moths earlier. The new characters added nothing of consequence and the film-makers have a weird fixation on fire but keep forgetting it's hot. At least there was less ingrained racism in this one.